I say Baptista and Tom Coronel make history at TCR South America

The duo won the first endurance race of the brand new event.

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El TCR South America He played the second date of his first championship in the Curitiba International Racetrack. The test was one hour long and had two drivers per car. The victory was for the binomial made up of the Brazilian I say Baptista and the Dutch Tom Coronel, who alternated in the conduction of a Audi RS 3 LMS of Cobra Racing Team.

The specialty showed a park composed of eleven cars, one more than in the opening in Interlagos. The race, which had 40 laps as a requirement, was entertaining from the start with several vehicles exchanging the lead.

TCR South America“It is very good to win my first victory of the season. We were very fast since practice, but we had an electrical problem in qualifying. We managed to solve it and we started last ... But we knew that our rhythm was good "Baptista said.

“We had an electrical problem, but we knew the car was consistent. I kept the pressure on the pilot in front and saw that he had some difficulties. When I saw that it was the tire, I pressed it and everything worked. "Colonel added.

The podium was completed Sergio Jimenez-Beto Monteiro (Hyundai Elantra N / Scuderia CJ) and Fabio Casagrande-James Vance (Alfa Romeo Giulietta / Propcar Racing).

TCR South AmericaThe best Argentine located was Ayrton chorne, that sharing his Honda Civic Type-R from the Squadra martino with the brazilian Peter Aizza, was fifth one lap from the lead.

Jose Manuel Sapag y Stephen Guerrieri, which alternated with the other Honda Civic Type-R of the team run by Sebastian Martino, quit after starting from pole position.

The Spanish Pepe Oriola, who alternated driving his Honda Civic Type R from W2 Racing with the Brazilian Marcelo costa, finished sixth and continues to lead the tournament with 75 points, seven units more than Baptista. Chorne is fourth with 50, Sapag, 12th with 30; and Guerrieri, 18th with 5.

The next appointment will be again in Brazilian territory: on August 28 and 29 in Velopark.

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